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Velveting Chicken 1

Velveting Chicken

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Velveting Chicken is not the same as Chicken Velvet, while both are food items and uses egg whites together with chicken the similarity ends there.


  • 500 g boneless chicken breast, slice into strips
  • 2 tsp Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • boiling water


  1. In a bowl combine together egg white, cornstarch, rice wine and salt. Add sliced chicken and stir until coated, let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare boiling water using an electric kettle then pour it into the wok, add oil then gently add chicken pieces a piece at a time, do not clump together and don’t let the water boil. Stir gently with a slotted spoon so they don’t stick together, cook for 3 minutes then remove the chicken carefully then set them aside in a colander.
  3. Use with any chicken stir fry recipe that you like.